Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours. Catheter tip cultures are reported negative after 3 days.
Aerobic Culture, Intravenous Catheter Tip
Catheter Tip, Routine Culture
Culture, Catheter Tip
CATHETER TIP CULTURE
Aerobic Culture, Shunt Tip
Aerobic Culture, Ventriculostomy Shunt Tip
Aerboic Culture, Epidural Shunt Tip
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Isolation and identification of potentially pathogenic organisms.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Specimen type: CVP, intravenous catheter tip, shunt tip, epidural shunt tip, or ventriculostomy shunt tip. Blood cultures should be collected at the same time catheter tip is submitted. Remove catheter aseptically from patient. Use sterile scissors to cut off 2-3 inches of catheter tip and place in sterile container. Avoid contamination with normal flora from skin. Indicate current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis.